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be founded. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? it is not that difficult a question, sarah palin. koran burning. for, against, thoughts? 1:46 p.m. edt no comment. 5:13 p.m. edt koran burning is insensitive, unnecessary. pastor jones, please stand down. the governor of mississippi -- >> i don't think there is any excuse for it. >> defense secretary gates endorses the petraeus warning about the risk to u.s. forces as does general odierno. >> i'm worried it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, andç other places as well. >> and the man at the center of the hateful exercise -- >> we have no intention of counseling. >> the counterballots, the memphis congregation which has loaned its church to worshipers building an islamic center, literally next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve stone and center chairman dr. shalah. presidential punch. >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies they should go
gates endorses the petraeus warning about the risk to u.s. forces as does general odierno. >> i'm worried it will turn into violence against our troops in iraq, afghanistan, and other places as well. >> and the man at the center of the hateful exercise -- ç >> we have no intention of counseling. >> the counterballots, the memphis congregation which has loaned its church to worshipers building an islamic center, literally next door. our special guests in their first joint interview, pastor steve stone and center chairman dr. bashar shallah. presidential punch. >> if we're going to give tax breaks to companies they should go to jobs that create jobs here in america not that create jobs overseas. that's one difference between the republican vision and the democratic vision. that's what this election is all about. >> all politics is local. also, a lot of stupidity is local. a would-be republican congressman from ohio insists, hands off states civil rights. >> we need to get the federal government out of the way and allow our local governments to become more involved. >> scooter li
. the author joins us live. on the brink. right now, peace talks in the middle east hang in the balance, as settlement construction deadline is hours away. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin with embattled leader of a megachurch vowing to fight allegation he lured young men in sexual relationships. this morning, eddie long spoke to congregation for the first time about the lawsuit by four church members. elizabeth prann is in georgia with the latest. hi, elizabeth. >> reporter: hey, shannon. he chose his words carefully this morning. he said i'm here this sunday, i'm going to be here next sunday. he also said i've never said i was a perfect man, but the allegation and the way i'm portrayed in the media is not accurate. he said it's painful and difficult situation for him and his family and the members of the congregation. despite what some people may think, he isn't lost. he also asked members to rally around him since he is ready to fight. take a listen. >> i have been accused. i'm under attack. i want you to know as
of republican presidential nominee john mccain, will be joining us live here in studio this hour. we arl very, very much looking forward to that on the interview tonight. it is all ahead. >>> but we begin with what is known in american politics as a soft target. >> think about what happens if we don't pass this bill. thinking about what happens to your friends, your neighbors, your contact i ask all of you. what is in the best interest of our country? not what is in the best interest of our party, not what is in the best interest of our own re-election. what is in theç best interest our country? vote yes. >> that was the top republican in the house john boehner getting emotional, getting choked up while speaking on the house floor. keep that in mind as you watch this. the newly unveiled first campaign ad of the season from the national republican congressional committee is an ad that targets a democratic congressman named joe donnelly from indiana. it appears to be their template ad so you should watch what they're attacking the democrat here for. >> joe donnelly claims he is independent. b
that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. >> iraq's weapons of mass destruction are controlled by a murderous tyrant, who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people. >> we know he's been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. >> saddam hussein has and is amassing weapons of mass destruction to use against america. that, of course, turned out to be bullpucky as well. leading bush administration war proponent paul wolfowitz conceded later that it was mostly for political convenience that the bush administration decided to go with the whole w.m.d. argument in the early stages of the war. speaking from the white house briefing room on april 10th, 2003, press secretary ari fleischer said this. make to mistake, as i said earlier, we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. that is what this war was about and is about. no, it isn't. and no, it wasn't. ever. once the war was well under way, even the administration was forced to concede, reluctantly, that there weren't weapons of mass destruc
stated, there is no doubt that iran has weapons of mass destruction and that he is planning on using them against our friends, are allies, and against us. >> they are controlled by a murderous tyrant who has already used chemical weapons to kill thousands of people. >> suddam hussein has and used mass destruction weapons against america. that, of course, has turned out to be bull puck key as well. press secretary said this. make no mistake, as i said earlier, we have high confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction. that is what this war was about and is about. no it isn't and no it wasn't ever. even the bush administration was forced to concede reluctantly that there were not weapons of mass destruction where upon the president decided to make it into a joke. >> no weapons over there. maybe under here. >> that was just as hilarious at the time as it still is today, with more than 4,400 american lives to bolster the belly laughs. ultimately, none of the things our government, at the time, told us were the reasons we had to start a war in iraq were true. opponents of the war said
. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? general david petraeus urges a florida church to reconsider. let's burn some korans on 9/11 to show them how much better we are than they are. >> we have firmly made up our mind but at the same time we are definitely praying about it. >> even the rumor that it might take place, petraeus writes, has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in kabul yesterday. the general on the ground in afghanistan speaks. why aren't the right wing politicians listening to him and echoing his concern? the silence of the republicans. silver lining among registered voters, the generic house seat. republicans 47, democrats 45. the task for the dems how to inspire registered voters to become likely voters. amid reports of a rahm emanuel run for mayor of chicago, and a new chief of staff in the white house, the president steps it up. >> if i said the sky was blue, they'd say no. if i said, fish live in the sea, they'd say no. the
with a built in expiration date at the end of this year. he demanded the democrats vote on taxes without using the suspension procedure. suspension would require a 2/3 vote. more on that in a moment. the senate's fail youure to vote, dick durbin on what he sees as simple math. >> i can count and i know you can too. we have 59 democrats and not a single democrat supports our position that we need to do something responsible, but to help middle income families bring us out of the recession. >> 'is that different after the election? >> well, i hope it will be different. occasionally one republican will respect us. what it gets down to is we can count. we don't have 60 votes for the tax position. we want to say after the election, when we still face a deadline by the end of the year, we will take up the tax issues. >> however immediately after the election, the terms of three a pointed senators expyre from west virginia, illinois and delaware. if they are seated immediately as expected, the republican filibuster would be harder to over item. another issue with which democrats may want to come to g
war republican politicians told americans that dissent would encourage a tax on u.s. troops abroad. that images of american torture in abu ghraib would inflame anti-american sentiment and democrats should heed the words of general david petraeus. now the coalition commander in afghanistan, he says a planned koran burning this saturday will encourage attacks on u.s. troops abroad and that images of the koran burning will inflame anti-american sentiment. so where are those republican politicians now? petraeus' remarks followed a protest yesterday in kabul. afghan protesters chanting "death to america" and throwing rocks at passing u.s. military convoys until the leaders of the rally told them to stop doing so. petraeus then gave an interview to "the wall street journal" about the koran burning and gave almost identical comments to other media as well. to quote him. it could endanger the troops and it could endanger the overall effort in afghanistan. it is precisely the kind of action the taliban uses and could cause significant problems not just here but everywhere in the world we ar
million. and the surprising detail, the deficit is down. the treasury department reports the u.s. is on track to record a $1.3 trillion deficit for the first fiscal year of president obama's presidency. 8% lower. that is 8% lower despite the stimulus spending than the 2009 deficit which included the last months of the bush presidency and reflected economic policy signed into law by the end of 2008 by president bush. house republican leader john boehner wants to inkraes that $7deficit by $700 billion bye extending those bush tax cuts on income over a quarter million. but with bob , schieffer, he ev admitted 99% of small businesses will see no benefit from the cut and that 3% of what he calls small businesses make hatch the money. > in a joint committee on taxation which is a nonpartisan body, says that only 3% of the small business people you keep talking aboutll the small business people that are going to get taxed, only 3% would be affected by that, or do you quarrel with that figure? is that a right figure or a wrong figure? >> well, it may be 3% but it's half of small business
do in the general election? i love election years. that does it for us tonight. keith olbermann starts right now. that does it for us. good night. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow. the midterms and the party of the rich versus the party of everybody else? all hell breaks loose in the gop when john boehner hints he might vote for tax cuts that don't include tax cuts for the top 2%. >> the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> john has had to walk that back so far that the gop now says it will vote against, might even filibuster against tax cuts for the poor, middle class, and slightly well off if there aren't also cuts for daddy warbucks. and they're even talking about another government shutdown if they take the house. and, by the way, the federal deficit under the first full fiscal year is down. it's down by 8%. the federal deficit is down by 8%. it would seem as if you could make enough out of this and the tax cuts for the rich to save the midterms. we'll ask obama campaign manager david plum. newt g
with a built-in expiration date this year. mr. boehner demanded that democrats vote on taxes without using the suspension procedure. suspension would require a two-thirds vote. more on that in a moment. meantime, regarding the senate's failure, senator dick durbin on what he sees as simple math. >> i can count, and i know you can, too. we have 59 democrats and not a single republican in the senate supports our position that we need to do something that's responsible to reduce our deficit but also to help middle income families bring us out of this recession. >> why will that be different after the election? >> well, i hope it will be different. occasionally one republican will break ranks and help us. what it gets down to, we can count, and we know we don't have 60 votes for our tax position. we want to basically say after the election when we still face a deadline by the end of the year we'll take up all these tax issues. >> however, immediately after the election, the terms of three appointed senators expire from the states of illinois, west virginia, and delaware. if republicans win any
us how we needed to get behind the party. and how we needed to get behind a candidate that was electable. what i really want to do is tell you folks how to work with a candidate and how to get things done. and i said, sir, with all due respect, no one is going to tell us how to take care of business. >> we're not going to do what you say anymore, carl. this morning it was limbaugh's turn to freak out. >> i've never heard karl so animated against a democrat as she was against christine o'donnell last night. talking about christine o'donnell's baggage, where is the criticism of democrats? where has it been? if 51 seats was really the objective, if getting that majority is really that important, then lets go balls to the wall for christine o'donnell. >> happy thoughts, happy thoughts, happy thoughts. this morning, christine o'donnell swung back at rove and turned to the unsmooth unfactual word to refudiate the charges. >> everything he's saying is unfactual, and it's a shame because he's the same so-called political guru that predicted i wasn't going to win. and we won an
in their neighborhood. what a wonder. it's what made us great. what a country and we can have it again. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown with keith olbermann" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? pledge this. >> they proposed $4 trillion worth of tax cuts and $16 billion in spending cuts and then they said we're going to somehow magically balance the budget. that's not a serious approach. >> as the president pounds the republicans on the lemon of a pledge, even the gop begins to back down. those weren't plans. they were just measurements. >> once americans understand how big the problem is, then we can begin to talk about potential solutions. >> and it's really a pledge to nowhere. the economic policy institute with an astounding crunch of the numbers. how many jobs would the gop pledge kill off? >>> the new health care metric. the number of americans who think we need more doubles the number who think we need none and why is that poll a secret? let's go to the videotape. >> evolution is a myth and even darwin himself -- >> evolu
us with what he said. the argument for voting on this. similar to today's vote in the senate, tax breaks on small businesses. senate democrats got two republicans to break their party's filibuster, to give small businesses $12 billion in tax breaks and create a $30 billion fund that will leverage as much as $300 billion in small business lending, which means senate democrats can argue republicans tried to block small business tax cuts in the middle of a recession. the argument against voting on the middle class tax cuts now. some democratic strategists are telling members of congress that even saying the word taxes helps republicans. that's it. but some republicans seem to understand the prospect of them blocking tax cuts for 98% of the country on behalf of the richest 2% a month before election day. i understand how that might not be a good thing. john boehner sunday said he would vote for the obama middle class tax cuts if those were the only tax cuts he could get. his counterpart in the senate tried to claim most americans agree with him, congress should extend tax cuts for eve
with us. "countdown with keith olbermann" starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? how snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. the republicans again hint at filibustering tax cuts for the middle class. >> we think most americans think it's a bad idea to be raising taxes on anybody in the middle of' recession. even the rich? you might be wrong about that. the house democratic caucus meets to decide whether to force the republicans to reveal their toad diing to the rich by forcing republicans to vote against the middle class tax cuts. our special guests caucus chairman chris van holland and the pollster who addressed the caucus stan greenberg. republican racism mae culpa. last year jim greer led the charge, calling the president's speech to school kids, quote, indoctrination. now an extraordinary admission. i found that many within the gop have racist views, and i apologize to the president for my opposition to his speech last year and my efforts to play indicate the extremists who dominate our party today. who writes economic policy for that party?
diverse -- tea. >> the tea party always with a surprise for all of us including politico's ken vogel. great thanks, ken. >> thanks a lot, keith. >> that's september 13th, the 2,081 since president obama declared victory in afghanistan. i'm keith olbermann, good night and good luck. mao to discuss why lady gaga brought a former west point cadet to the video music awards rather than, say, dylan g. lucas or the go-gos, ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow and dressed normally, i see. good evening. >> i have my bubble suit coming up later. >> i had the meat shirt but i left it in the office. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. on tonight's show, as keith said, for the first time ever we shall broach the all-important world-changing subject of lady gaga. lady gaga now makes our news because she has started poaching rachel maddow show guests to take as her dates to awards shows. you know how people say we couldn't be more excited and they mean that as hyperbole? i don't mean it as hyperbole. we could not be more excited or our health would be at ri
for joining us. appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> we'll be back live at 11:00 with the latest election results. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts now. we'll see you in an hour. >>> christine o'donnell disavowed by her own campaign manager. not backed by the group led by dick armey, because they said yesterday she had no chance of winning. attacked by the republican party and the editor of the new republican, as tonight the gop nomination for the senate from delaware. it is clear, says the democrat she will face in the general, chris koonz that the republican party is perthing itself of moderate voices and embracing the radical. christine o'donnell one vote away from representing delaware in the u.s. senate. full coverage ahead. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. republicans get a hint at filibustering obama tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's unfair to raise taxes on anybody in the middle of a recession. >> even the rich? you might be wrong about that. >>> the house democratic caucus meets to decide whether to
the meat shirt but i left it in the office. >>> thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. on tonight's show, as keith said, for the first time ever we shall broach the all-important world-changing subject of dy gaga. lady gaga now makes our news because she has started poaching rachel maddow show guests to take as her dates to awards shows. you know how people say we couldn't be more excited and they mean that as hyperbole? i don't mean it as hyperbole. we could not be more excited or our health would be at risk. we are very excited. that story is coming up later on this hour. we begin tonight with a new reminder of what is making this such a brilliant year for the news about the country's politics. america, meet karl paladino, seeking voffice of governor. republican voters have never heard of karl paladino but he i locked ia virtual dead heat as the nomination for governor with a candidate named rick lazio, a person they have turned to again and again in new york. most recently he ran and lost very badly against hillary clintonye in the year 2000 sena race this year, pos
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